The oil and gas company remained in first place in terms of capitalization from 2006 to 2011. Then a few times inferior to Apple, but since the end of January 2013 held the status of the most expensive corporate world.
Meanwhile, as it became known in late July, Apple’s share of the global smartphone market in the second quarter of this year fell to a three-year low. Apple’s share declines amid rising popularity of products of Chinese manufacturers Huawei and ZTE, producing a low-cost smartphones.
In addition, many customers are waiting for Apple release a new model of iPhone, which has a negative impact on current sales. The leader of the global smartphone market in the second quarter is a South Korean company Samsung – 33.1% of sales.